The Boston Terrier as a Suitable Family Pet
Boston Terriers are by nature very sociable. They love to play a lot and are affectionate towards family and love to be a part of it. They adapt quickly to strangers, good with elderly individuals and can play with most children. This breed is suitable for kids because they often display affection, match the kid’s energy and are playful most of the time. In fact, you can say that Boston Terriers love kids and make excellent replacements when other children are not around. They can get along with your other pets especially if introduced to society at a young age.
Boston Terrier Known Health Issues
The Boston Terrier is prone to ocular problems such as cherry eye, Keratitis Sicca or dry eyes, corneal ulcers, corneal dystrophy, glaucoma, distichiasis, entropion, late-onset cataracts and juvenile cataracts, among others. Their eyes are their most prominent features and are prone to injury. It’s uncommon for the Boston Terrier to acquire mast cell tumors, skin and heart tumors, patellar luxation and deafness as they age. The short-faced characteristic can have them gasping for air when they are outside for too long. Make sure not to expose them outside for too long during the hotter and colder months. Occasional drooling and snoring are normal. Whelping can prove to be a challenge because of the narrow pelvis.
The Boston Terrier is a fun loving bright dog that loves being around people. They make ideal family pets. With their small size and moderate exercise needs, they are ideal for city living.